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A conversation with Holocaust survivor Emil Fish at the Kigali Genocide Memorial

James Smith, CEO Aegis Trust On the eve of International Holocaust Memorial Day, Rwandan students gathered at the Kigali Genocide Memorial to take part in a conversation with Holocaust survivor Emil Fish, listening to his testimony and asking questions about his experience (click here to watch the full conversation). Emil was welcomed by [...]

2023-01-27T15:23:50+00:00January 26th, 2023|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Countess of Wessex visits Kigali Genocide Memorial

On 5th October, Her Royal Highness Sophie, Countess of Wessex, visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial accompanied by Lord Tariq Ahmad to pay tribute to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. They were guided through the Memorial’s permanent exhibitions, and laid wreaths at mass graves where 250,000 victims of the genocide [...]

2022-11-23T08:50:54+00:00October 6th, 2022|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Aegis marks International Peace Day 2022

The Aegis Trust has joined colleagues and partners around the World in marking International Peace Day 2022 – the theme for which is ‘End Racism. Build Peace.’ In the words of the UN Secretary General; “Racism continues to poison institutions, social structures, and the everyday life in every society. It continues to be a driver [...]

2022-09-27T10:41:32+01:00September 21st, 2022|Uncategorised|0 Comments

The Aegis Trust joins institutions across the World condemning Russian war crimes in Ukraine

In response to the reports of mass graves and acts of brutality against Ukrainian citizens by Russian armed forces, the Aegis Trust has joined Holocaust Museums from four countries - including its sister organisation, the UK National Holocaust Centre - raising their voices together to speak out. In a joint statement, the organisations condemn these [...]

2022-04-12T15:29:50+01:00April 12th, 2022|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Weak international response to Bosnia crisis: Aljazeera Balkans interview with Aegis CEO

The following is an English translation of an interview conducted with Aegis CEO Dr James Smith by Ibrahim Sofić for Aljazeera Balkans, first published by Aljazeera in BHS here. Ibrahim Sofić: Nationalism, separatism, fascism and other "isms" are very present in BiH and for many the situation is very similar to that of the 1990s. [...]

2022-01-18T19:27:30+00:00January 18th, 2022|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Bangui airlift appeal: first food delivery lands in besieged city

Thanks to fundraisers and donors supporting its appeal to airlift food to Bangui (https://www.aegistrust.org/donate/), the Aegis Trust has today flown its first delivery of food into the besieged capital of the Central African Republic. Home to some 900,000 people, Bangui is larger than Amsterdam, Jerusalem or San Francisco - and has been cut off by [...]

2021-03-07T19:50:08+00:00March 7th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Fly food for love this Valentine’s Day

Show LOVE this Valentine's Day 900,000 people are under siege. Will you show love this Valentine's by helping the Aegis Trust and Kigali Genocide Memorial airlift food to Bangui today? We need your help to get wheels off the ground on the first plane ... TODAY. Donate Now What's happening in [...]

2021-02-14T22:13:34+00:00February 14th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

From Hate to Humanity: September webcast series

If people can reconcile after genocide, they can reconcile after anything. That's the hope born from Rwanda. In 'From Hate to Humanity', a live three-part webcast series this September, the Aegis Trust and Kigali Genocide Memorial will unpack how that hope is becoming a reality, not only in Rwanda, but way beyond its borders. BOOK TICKETS [...]

2020-08-28T08:22:52+01:00August 28th, 2020|Peace education, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Rwanda inspires life-saving international campaign

25 years after the genocide against the Tutsi, Rwanda’s national schools curriculum features a life-saving peace education programme developed by the Aegis Trust. Now White Rose, the recycled fashion chain supporting the Aegis Trust, is launching a campaign enabling the public to help export this programme to countries in crisis today: https://www.whiteroseshop.co.uk/fundraise Every dime raised [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:26+00:00June 9th, 2019|Fundraising, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Aegis presents Rwanda Education Board with new resources

The Aegis Trust will officially hand over new Peace and Values Education Teaching and Learning materials (Teacher Guidebook and Model Lesson Plans book) to the Rwanda Education Board (REB) at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Peace School today. The materials were developed by the Aegis Trust following an MoU with REB after integration of Peace and [...]

2018-08-07T01:27:36+01:00August 7th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments